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Guidance and scenarios to inform your long-term, global energy strategy, helping you assess new energy sources, rising demand from emerging markets, political factors and the regulatory environment.

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Global Value Chains

Reports on the latest trends in the structure of global value chains, along with outsourcing, offshoring and business services, to position you to seize competitive advantage.

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Cutting-edge research into the business and financial value of brands, providing you with new understanding of customer market segments, ROI, image building and global brand strategy.

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Conferences

Social Media & HR Seminars
08 - 09 December, 2016 (New York, NY)

The Relevance of Mindfulness for Business Seminar
06 December, 2016 (New York, NY)

Full Economy & Business Environment conference calendar

Publications

25 Truths about Ethics in Business: Insights from the Built for Ethics Seminar
June 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

Ethical business cultures don’t happen by accident. They develop as a result of high expectations, customized messaging and training, and collaboration among HR, the board, and the ethics function.

The Seven Pillars of Sustainability Leadership
June 2016 | Key Business Issues

We identify a set of business practices most often associated with leadership in corporate sustainability, helping company leaders direct their sustainability efforts where they are most impactful.

Full Economy & Business Environment publication list

Webcasts

What Does the Brexit Decision Mean for Your Business
07 July, 2016 | Special Webcast

Find out what our economists and business practitioners are saying about Brexit as they respond to business leaders’ questions about how to manage during and after the transition period. CPE credit available

6 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Navigate The New Digital Economy
06 July, 2016 | Special Webcast

This webcast will explore the impact of digitization on productivity, growth, and labor markets and offer insights into the challenges and opportunities digitization brings for businesses.

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.5%
  • Brazil 2.5%
  • China 0.2%
  • Euro Area 0.1%
  • France 0.2%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 0.0%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 0.3%
  • Mexico 1.3%
  • Spain 0.4%
  • U.K. 0.0%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
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